[Athen] Free MOOC on "Inclusive Design for Online Education."

Howard Kramer hkramer at ahead.org
Thu May 10 14:16:01 PDT 2018

[Please excuse the cross posts]

Dear Colleagues,

Last year I invited you to test out a MOOC developed by a couple of
colleagues and myself: "Inclusive Design for Online Education." (Courera
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/inclusive-design)

The MOOC was officially launched this week. Please feel free to pass along
this invite to colleagues who may be interested in taking this no-charge

Here is a course description and other info:

*About this course: *This course provides instruction and strategies to
support you in developing a course that is inclusive to students with a
wide range of abilities, including students with disabilities. We cover
effective practices to increase inclusion and avoid some of the common
accessibility issues that can arise in an online course. In particular,
Basics of Inclusive Design Online covers course organization, the
accessibility of Microsoft Office and PDF documents, making course
instruction pages accessible, captioning of videos, making images
accessible, and designing for learning differences. We also discuss how
inclusive course materials can help all students, including students
without disabilities. This course will appeal to those who want both a
broad overview of the range of accessibility considerations and also a
step-by-step guide of how to check documents for accessibility, caption a
video, or prepare course content for non-visual users.

*Who is this class for: *Anyone interested in making their courses more
accessible, from faculty designing their own courses to course designers,
should find this class helpful. No specific prerequisites are needed
although some knowledge of Learning Management Systems and Microsoft Office
products will help you get the most out of this course.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Howard Kramer
Conference Coordinator
Accessing Higher Ground
cell: 720-351-8668

Join us for the *Accessing Higher Ground Conference
<http://accessinghigherground.org/>* in Denver, Colorado, Nov 12-16, 2018.
Request for proposals will be announced mid-March.

Complete program information and registration is open for our full line-up
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<http://ahead.org/learn/virtual-learning/webinars>* And the *Technology
Access Series <http://ahead.org/learn/virtual-learning/at_webinars_15_16>*.
Site capacities for all webinar events is limited; please register at your
earliest convenience for the largest selection.

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